Zombie Edition is a mod based on the original Half-Life concept, but you will play as a headcrab and, what is more interesting, as a zombie. Zombies can mutate into three types to change their characteristics and each type will have at least six upgrades, including new weapons and abilities.

For further information please check this mod's FAQ.

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1 comment by Shooter__Andy on Oct 2nd, 2014

Q: Can you make this mod for hl2/ep1/ep2/hl:s?
A: Nope.

Q: Will it be possible to play as a gonome?
A: Noes.

Q: Can you add multiplayer?
A: Na-ah.

Q: WIll there be a sequel?
A: No way.

Q: Can I download it?
A: Yes!

Q: How do I install it?
A: Check the instructions here (specifically, check the description, click "+read more").

Q: Do I need the original Half-Life to play this mod?
A: Yes, duh. Buy it, by this point it's dirt-cheap on Steam.

Q: Can I play this mod using Half-Life: Source?
A: No.

Q: Will you release this mod through Steam Greenlight?
A: While I'd like to do so, submitting a game to Steam Greenlight is not free and I do not currently have any money to spare.

Q: How do I buy upgrades/zombify someone/eat bodies etc.?
A: This tutorial has all the answers. In short (by default), TAB is the upgrade menu, R is jumping off a host body as a headcrab, 1-5 are weapon categories, E is eating bodies (try to aim at the center of mass, be as close as you can), special ability keys are Z and X (check your controls settings to see if it is so).

Q: I am epileptic/annoyed by the zombification images. Can I disable them?
A: Yes! Type "ze_galluc 0" in your console (console must be enabled) without quotation marks. "ze_galluc 1" brings them back.

Q: My screen is black (and I'm not in the process of zombifying someone). How do I fix it?
A: Use OpenGL or Direct3D setting in your graphical settings menu.

Q: I'm stuck (not literally, but I can't progress)! What do I do?
A: If you are sure that there is absolutely no way to progress (sometimes it can be not immediately obvious, try looking for hidden alternative paths), then too bad for you. In this game you can, sometimes, end in a no-win situation by making wrong decisions.

Q: AI is stupid. Can you fix that?
A: No.

Q: I can hear the sound of footsteps even though I am supposed to be a headcrab/silent. Can you fix that?
A: Surprisingly, no. But the enemies won't hear you.

Q: Can you play through the original HL/OF/BS with this mod?
A: Hypothetically you can play through the original Half-Life by just using the "map c0a0" command in the console, but I wouldn't recommend it. Mods like Blue Shift which do not change the code of the game and just add new maps could be played by copying all their resources in the zombie folder, mods like Opposing Force, which do change the code, can not.

Q: I want to play this mod on Linux and I'm having issues. What should I do?
A: Sadly, I don't know. I don't have any version of Linux myself, so I can't test anything. If anyone have succesfully installed and played through this mod on Linux, please leave a comment describing how to install it and workarounds for any encountered problems and I'll include it here.

Q: Will you make any more maps?
A: I doubt anyone from the team will, though anyone is certainly permitted to do so, you included! The mod includes a folder called "devkit" which contains a .fgd file for this mod so you can use it in Valve Hammer Editor.

Q: I liked this mod very much! How can I show my appreciation?
A: Well, tell your friends about it. The more people know about it, the better! Now, if you want to provide something more material, you can also donate, though, of course, you are under no obligation to do so and there are no hidden bonuses received through such action.

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Zombie Edition v 1.1

Zombie Edition v 1.1

Jun 21, 2010 Full Version 169 comments

After 1.5 years... It's back! Fixed some mapping bugs, added barnacles, NPC rushers, some alternative ways, scripts, steam icons, final speech (lame one...

Zombie Edition - Hotfix to 1.01

Zombie Edition - Hotfix to 1.01

Nov 22, 2008 Patch 51 comments

List of bugfixes: 1. Door on zlab1 and pile of wood on zlab2 now works properly. Alas, you will need to go to this maps from previous, your saves made...

Half-Life: Zombie Edition 1.0

Half-Life: Zombie Edition 1.0

Nov 21, 2008 Full Version 144 comments

Unpack this (.exe installer will be avaible later) to: YourDisk:\YourHalf-LifeFolder\ (for WON version) YourDisk:\Steam\steamapps\YourUserName\Half-Life...

crowbar script event file

crowbar script event file

Nov 8, 2008 Other 6 comments

Standard script event file for crowbar that does nothing but could be still necessary on some versions of Half-Life. Put it in \Half-Life\zombie\events

Zombie Edition - Open Beta Version

Zombie Edition - Open Beta Version

Oct 31, 2008 Demo 47 comments

So, as a Halloween Special, I've got released an open beta version of our mod. You are free to download it, share it, and find a bugs in it.

Trailer #1 - Hunt

Trailer #1 - Hunt

Aug 24, 2008 Trailers 8 comments

First trailer. With Rusher. Just if you want to download it. Made by Stazz.

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mita968 Mar 14 2015, 12:55pm says:

Hey i am interested in playing normal Half-Life with headcrab turning people into zombies and scientist picking up weapons is this possible to do because i really love how headcrabs have a much bigger function. BTW i tried loading up a map c1a1 and the problem i have is i am walking slow like a zombie and when i try to change that it's not changing until i becoma that fast zombie. If you can i help me a bit i would be very thankfull. Also the mod is pure awesomenesss :D

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Guest Dec 31 2014, 6:03pm says:

man i just enter in half-life i change game to zombie mod and i press new game on and hit play i wait a few seconds like 10-20 and its crash.. :) sorry for bad english i am romanian :)

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Firstaid223 Dec 26 2014, 8:58pm says:

Didn't this have more than just the beta map? Am I missing something?

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The_Greek_Hijacker Dec 5 2014, 2:56pm says:

Man, in level zend i **** my pants when gman appeard!

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Guest Dec 2 2014, 2:31am says:

Can you please add more maps? Like bonus maps, or something? It ends way too early, and as fun as it is, I've never leveled up, or "evolved" high enough to see any of the "end game" upgrades.

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Shooter__Andy Creator
Shooter__Andy Feb 2 2015, 4:31pm replied:

I'm sorry, but no. The .fgd file is available for anyone who wants to try to do so, though.

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kamkaze18 Nov 7 2014, 9:57pm says:

Why this mod is short i hope you can create more maps or something ?

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Shooter__Andy Creator
Shooter__Andy Nov 8 2014, 7:56pm replied:

While I doubt people from the team will, anyone can do it, you included! The .fgd file for Valve Hammer Editor is included in the download.

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inukaze Oct 19 2014, 1:02am says:

Very good Hello, I'm a Steam Linux user, I have the native Half-Life, download this mod and place it in the folder

/ usr / share / Steam / SteamApps / common / Half-Life

Well, the question is that when I start the mod, I'm not the creature supposed to be, and the other xen crituaras IMMEDIATELY begin to attack me when you start about 5 seconds to start if I do not move me murder

Anyone know how I can fix this to play the Zombie Edition Mod from Steam Linux?

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Shooter__Andy Creator
Shooter__Andy Nov 5 2014, 6:09am replied:

Sadly, I can't say anything about how this mod works on Linux, since I don't have any version of Linux installed on my PC. If you or any other user figures it out, please send me the details so I will include them in the instructions.

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GREAT MOD i love being able to see the game from a diffretn view :D

Aug 28 2012, 4:39pm by saucyman1212

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